Minnesota Basketball Coach Suspended for Allegedly Using Racist Slur during Team Meeting
December 15, 2022 / Athletic Administration • Basketball • CoachingThe head coach of the Eden Prairie boys basketball team in Minnesota has been suspended while the school district investigates a complaint that he used racist language during a team meeting.
David Flom was suspended last Thursday while the district conducts an investigation.A recent story from KSTP.com detailed the incident involving the Minnesota high school last week, including the mention of a letter circulating in support of Flom that states the coach read the racial slur aloud during a team meeting with players and coaches that was aimed at highlighting the impact of insensitive social media posts.
Below is an excerpt from the KSTP.com story.
KSTP spoke over the phone with Reid Ouse, a colleague and friend of Flom’s, who said Flom is unable to comment at this time. However, Ouse indicated that Flom expects to know the outcome of the district’s internal investigation by Wednesday.
Some residents addressed the school board Monday evening, speaking out in support of coach Flom.